Workers board up the windows of a store in preparation for hurricane Nana -expected as a Category 1 hurricane with winds up to…
Workers board up the windows of a store in preparation for Hurricane Nana, expected as a Category 1 hurricane with winds up to 152 kph, in Belize City, Belize, on Sept. 2, 2020.

PUNTA GORDA, BELIZE - The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Hurricane Nana made landfall early Thursday on the coast of Belize before weakening to a tropical storm as it moved inland.

The NHC said Nana landed in a relatively thinly populated area about 80 kilometers south of Belize City as it packed maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour.

As it moved to the west-southwest, Nana weakened to a tropical storm with maximum sustained winds of 25 kilometers per hour.  

Tropical storm conditions are expected to persist in Belize, Guatemala and Mexico through Thursday morning, the NHC said.

Nana will and continue moving over Guatemala and southeastern Mexico through Thursday night.

Before gaining hurricane strength, Nana pounded the Honduran island of Roatan with strong winds and heavy rain Wednesday as it churned its way toward Belize.

Tropical Storm Omar, which also formed in the Atlantic Tuesday, has been downgraded to a tropical depression well off the northeastern coast of the United States.

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